Bukchon Hanok Village

Hello everyone! Before we jump into today’s post, I wanted to let you know that for the month of December, I will be publishing a new post every Monday and Thursday morning. I will be posting more frequently because I want to wrap up my South Korea series by the end of this month. Thanks for reading thus far. I’m so glad I get to share the beauty of South Korea with you all!

Without further ado, here is the beautiful Bukchon Hanok Village!

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Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul. It is comprised of many traditional houses that date back to the Joseon dynasty. Along with a cultural center, restaurants, shops, and other tourist engaging experiences, the village is still home to many residents today.

Here are some of my photos of the beautiful architecture and alleyways of this neighborhood. From the stonewalls to the wooden tiles on the roof to the vines and plants, you can’t deny how beautiful this neighborhood is.
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Because it is still home to many people, you’ll notice that there are silence please signs on many of the doors. A friend of mine lives in one of the traditional homes and she shared some of her experiences with me about how the neighborhood has change over the years through tourism and commercial gentrification. With that said, please be respectful of the residents when visiting. IMG_3403IMG_3405IMG_3411IMG_3420IMG_3444IMG_3453IMG_3459IMG_3469IMG_3477IMG_3506IMG_3509

Anh’s Art Studio, a free gallery and art studio.

There are lots or persimmon trees everywhere.


Pretty in pink


It’s a joy to be able to visit this wonderful place, but a part of me feel regretful for the commercial gentrification and am thankful to the residents for dealing with tourists such as myself.

-Thao

 

 

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